Permanent lip augmentation using silicone implants
Introduction of silicone lip implants today allows plastic surgeons to offer patients a safe, natural, and permanent method of lip augmentation. Silicone lip implants are soft and shape specifically to produce a natural feel and look. These implants are similar in the feel to the gummy bear breast implants that are used for breast augmentation. Silicone lip implants cannot leak. These implants are be inserted in the office under local anesthesia through small incisions in the corner of the mouth. The procedure takes about 15-20 min to perform. The implants can be easily removed in the office in the future if the patient decides to have them removed. Lip augmentation can be performed alone or in combination with other procedures such as breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, or liposuction.